lose oneself

lose oneself  {v. phr.}
1. To go wrong; miss your way; become unable to find the right direction.
Fred lost himself in the confusion of downtown Boston streets.
2. To conceal yourself; hide.
The pick-pocket lost himself in the crowd and escaped the police.
3. To become deeply interested and forget yourself; become absorbed.
Sometimes Harry would lose himself in a book for an afternoon at a time.
Categories: time world {v. phr.}